$10,300 PCA Main Event
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$10,300 PCA Main Event
Dia 1b Terminado

Kempe Continues Amazing Week, Tops Day 1b of 2019 PCA Main Event

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Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

The second of two starting days of the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event drew a sizable field of 486 entries over the course of ten levels. Together with the 356 that showed up for Day 1a, the field is up to 842 entries, outperforming last year's field of 582 by a wide margin, thanks in part to the PokerStars Players Championship earlier this week. Once late registration has closed, it will be the biggest prize pool at the PCA since 2014.

Around 200 players found a bag at the end of the night, led by German star Rainer Kempe (214,000). Kempe is already having an amazing week at the Atlantis Resort and won the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller on Wednesday for $908,100, as well as a fourth place in the $25,000 Single-Day High Roller the day before, winning $177,380.

The German high staker is followed by another high stakes specialist, Niall Farrell (202,000), Charles Furey (200,900), and Chino Rheem (197,900). The Red Spade saw Barry Greenstein (71,000), Daniel Negreanu (56,700), Aditya Agarwal (52,000), and Randy Lew (43,500) all advance to the second day.

Defending champion Maria Lampropulos had an uneventful day, but she managed to double up her starting stack and will come back with 59,600 for her title defense. Danny Tang (136,000), Michael Gathy (130,600), Steffen Sontheimer (115,600), Vojtech Ruzicka (81,500), and Davidi Kitai (71,000) were among the many notables that survived the second starting day.

It's the first time in history that two bullets are allowed in the Main Event, but even with an additional shot players such as Christopher Kruk, Brian Rast, Christian Harder, Rachid Ben Cherif, and Julien Martini failed to end the night with any chips.

Day 2 will resume on Sunday, January 13 at noon local time. Six levels of 90 minutes each are on tap, with the blinds returning at 800 / 1,600 and a 1,600 big blind ante. Late registration will be open up until the start of Day 2, and the prize pool and payouts will be announced shortly after the day has begun. Be sure to come back tomorrow for continued live PokerNews coverage of the 2019 PCA Main Event.

Defending champion Maria Lampropoulos is on to Day 2
Defending champion Maria Lampropoulos is on to Day 2

Tags: Aditya AgarwalBarry GreensteinCharles FureyChino RheemDaniel NegreanuDavidi KitaiMaria LampropulosNiall FarrellRainer KempeRandy LewSteffen SontheimerVojtech Ruzicka

End of Day 1b

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Day 1b has concluded with 200 or fewer players left out of 486 entries. Rainer Kempe appears to be the Day 1b chipleader with 214,000. An end-of-day recap follows later.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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Rainer Kempe de 214,200 74,200
Niall Farrell gb 202,000 47,000
Charles Furey us 200,900 -9,100
Chino Rheem us 197,900 -22,100
Matthew Moss gb 180,700 120,700
Lawrence Bayley gb 177,600 146,600
Jeremiah Williams US 166,700 166,700
Franz Ditz de 164,400 74,400
Simon Kaiser DE 163,200 163,200
Chase Bianchi us 162,400 52,400
Eder Takashi Murata br 160,600 160,600
Sebastian Von Toperczer de 160,000 60,000
Scott Wellenbach ca 155,400 155,400
Dominik Nitsche de 152,400 42,400
Victor Zabukas Begara BR 150,500 16,500
Michael Esposito us 146,900 146,900
Jorge Cantos ar 145,900 -4,100
Felipe Pantoja br 144,200 144,200
Carlos Hey br 144,200 4,200
Luke Marsh gb 141,400 31,400
Guillaume Nolet ca 140,000 140,000
Jeff Hakim lb 139,800 -200
Matthew Wantman us 138,200 138,200
Matt Berkey us 137,800 47,800
Keith Nassetta us 136,100 66,100

Leia tudo

Clock Stopped; Four More Hands

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The clock has been paused with twelve minutes remaining in the level. Four more hands will be played until chips are bagged and tagged for the night.

Furey Emerges as Late Contender

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Charles Furey has emerged as a late contender with a stack nearly as big as the one from Chino Rheem. Further assorted counts can be found below.

Chino Rheem us 220,000 30,000
Charles Furey us 210,000 210,000
Jack O'Neill gb 175,000 60,000
Rainer Kempe de 140,000 50,000
Simon Deadman gb 130,000 73,000
Fabiano Kovalski br 130,000 25,000
Steffen Sontheimer de 128,000 -22,000
Mihai Manole ro 125,000 15,000
Ben Yu us 110,000 5,000
Dominik Nitsche de 110,000 110,000
Upeshka De Silva us 110,000 70,000

Tags: Charles FureyChino Rheem

Dimov Flips Well

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Ognyan Dimov was all in with {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} versus {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} and saw the board run out {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades} to score a late double.

Ognyan Dimov bg 83,000 30,000

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Hughes With A Late-Night Double

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Joao Barbosa raised it up to 2,700 and Roberly Felicio called one seat over. Ryan Hughes shipped it in for 22,100 from the cutoff, Justin Ouimette came over the top for 44,300 on the button, Barbosa folded, and Felicio Hollywooded a little before folding as well.

Ryan Hughes: {A-Spades}{10-Spades}
Justin Ouimette: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

It was probably the best scenario Hughes could hope for in his situation, and it got even better after the {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop was picture perfect. Ouimette needed a runner-runner and was left dead after the {2-Hearts} turn, making the {6-Hearts} river a mere formality.

Joao Barbosa pt 82,000 -33,000
Ryan Hughes us 52,600 36,600
Roberly Felicio br 37,000 37,000
Justin Ouimette ca 22,200 22,200

Tags: Joao BarbosaJustin OuimetteRyan Hughes

De Jonge and Johnson Double

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Ivan Luca raised and called the shove of Chris Johnson for 17,200 with the {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. It was a flip versus {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs} and the board came {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{9-Spades} to give Johnson a straight.

Former big stack Sebastiaan De Jonge also doubled. He was all in for just 25,700 from the button on the {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} turn with the pot as much against Nick Petrangelo in the under-the-gun position. Petrangelo reluctantly called and needed a jack, as De Jonge had turned trips with {7-Spades}{6-Spades}.

Petrangelo showed {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and the river was a blank to send Petrangelo back to the starting stack.

Sebastiaan De Jonge nl 77,000 -53,000
Ivan Luca ar 40,000 28,000
Chris Johnson us 38,000 13,000
Nick Petrangelo us 34,000 -1,000

Tags: Chris JohnsonIvan LucaNick PetrangeloSebastiaan De Jonge